Stephen Howells II pleaded guilty

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A guilty plea this morning in federal court from a Hermon man accused of kidnapping two Amish girls last summer. Thirty nine year old Stephen Howells II pleaded guilty in Syracuse to all 21 counts against him. Those include the sexual exploitation of six children and possessing child pornography. Howells and his girlfriend, Nicole Vaisey, were arrested by police last August shortly after the kidnapping of the girls from their family farm in Heuvelton. Howells faces up to 30 years in prison when sentenced. 

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